Over the past week, I’ve had the opportunity to go on a trip to North Carolina. Although the weather was perfect for a vacation, we were packed the whole week with things to do! Continue reading
The Lord does not permit trials to strangle,
But to strengthen.
He does not allow heartache to hurt,
But to heal.
He does not send pain to punish,
But to increase perseverance.
He gives all He gives so that we may become all He sees us to be.
Last Friday I was able to attend the Community Christian School in Stockbridge to watch our final WAVE Team members from that school graduate. Six years ago, Laura O’Kelly and Lawson Molony along with Trevor Jenkins (who graduated from Faith Academy two weeks ago) were all part of the WAVE Team at CCS. Our good friend Scott Kirschner helped start the WAVE team at CCS and we have seen some great kids come out of that school over the last couple years who had their ministry start at CCS (Like Markie Love, Matthew Hooten, and John Washburn). It was great to be there and see these students along with others that were part of WAVE at one point of another (I think there were at least 5 others that were part of our group at some point), walk across the stage and get their diploma! Congrats to Laura and Lawson!…
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The following post comes from an older blog of mine that I wrote on August 6, 2013. Enjoy!
Enjoy serving the Lord, and He will give you what you want. Psalm 37:4
God will change your life. He will flip it upside down. He will take you out of your comfort zone. BUT He will never put you in the position of doing something you hate. We all have dreams, ambitions, and talents of some kind. Each of us have been made to serve God in a unique way.
What do you love to do?
What brings you joy?
What gives you a sense of satisfaction?
The longings of the heart are not strictly incidental. They are critical messages! Just know, that not everyone is called to become a preacher. Mark Driscoll quoted “Most people shouldn’t go to seminary. The world needs more teachers, lawyers, doctors, politicians, and business leaders who love Jesus.” Do you like music or blogging or art or comedy? Use those things for God! Anything done by the grace of God to the glory of God is a good work. Our calling is often found at the intersection of our pleasures and God’s plan. Our own passions can be used to turn our lives around.
So let all your favorite things be used to serve God. Enjoy it. God will be gracious unto you.
Remember, some say Jesus spent more years doing good works as a carpenter than a preacher.
I have recently made mention of “quitting while you’re ahead” a few times recently. See, if you know me, you may know that I’m not the most sportsastic person. Over the years, I have played football, soccer, and even paintball, but I was never one to have a baseball or basketball in my hands.
This week has been different for me.
I’ve been in North Carolina since Sunday, and the kids here love playing games. Last night I did two amazing things during these games, but they were both thwarted when I tried to do them again. You can imagine my frustration when I amazed the people around me, but ruined my pedestal when I failed time and time again! It left me wondering, what is the Biblical principle of “quitting while you’re ahead?” At the moment, I had longed to quit early to maintain my clean record, so why did I try again? Was I being greedy or trying to test myself? More importantly, would Jesus want me to quit while I’m ahead in my daily life?
Hi! My name is Trevor, and this is my very first post on wordpress. I have ran many blogs over the years, but this will be a new adventure for me.
A few notes to get you started:
- I am currently 18 years old.
- I have just graduated high school.
- I am a member and leader within Vision 2 Hear.
- I do sign language to Christian music. You can see some here.
- I enjoy music, photography, and a few other simple pleasures.
So, why Watchmysign?
Watchmysign was first created to serve as a username for me on social networks. It was based off of my history with sign language, but has slowly evolved into so much more. It always leaves me wondering, what sign am I leaving for other people to watch? What mark am I leaving on this earth? More importantly, can people see me following Jesus by the way I live my day? As Christians, people will always read us, and we need to be giving them something worth reading! We may not be called to have extreme lives and become adrenaline junkies, but we are definitely called to lead a life worthy of Jesus Christ. Watchmysign serves as a reminder to me that I will always be watched, and I need to be careful with what my sign says.
What does your “sign” say about you?